City of Huntington Beach, CA - Huntington Beach, CA

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Please Note: Vacancies for these positions occur sporadically. The hiring department will contact applicants as needed.

Excellent part-time job opportunity for individuals to provide staff support and customer service for the City of Huntington Beach Community Services Department. The Community Services Department includes Recreation, Human & Cultural Services; Facilities, Development & Concessions; Marine Safety; and Beach Operations.

Ideal candidates must possess effective and cooperative communication and interpersonal skills and have the ability to relate to a diverse group of people.

Hours worked per week may vary.
These are Non-Perm, Part-Time positions.

Temporary/part-time employment is restricted to 1,000 hours within a 12-month period (July 1 – June 30) and does not qualify to receive City benefits, except those required by law. The City does not belong to the Social Security system. However, enrollment in an alternative retirement program is mandatory which requires an employee contribution of 7½% of base earnings to the Public Agency Retirement System (PARS). There are no rights to employment and employment may end with or without cause or advance notice. Further restrictions apply to CalPERS retired annuitants.

Positions requiring a Class A or Class B driver’s license perform safety sensitive duties and are, therefore, subject to the City's random alcohol and controlled substance testing program in accordance with Department of Transportation (DOT) regulations. The DOT requires alcohol and controlled substance testing information related to a random DOT drug-testing program from a previous employer for the two years preceding City of Huntington Beach employment.

Examples of Essential Duties:
  • Delivers demand responsive transportation services to ensure timely, efficient and safe customer service.
  • Drives various routes using guidance and direction from Senior Services Transportation Coordinator.
  • Investigates complaints, accidents and personal injuries and completes necessary reports.
  • Provides safe and efficient services needed to facilitate orderly movement of passengers.
  • The Senior Services Driver transports seniors to medical and non-medical appointments and to the Rodgers Seniors’ Center for the Community SeniorServ (C.S.S.) lunch program, activities and classes by city automobile, van or bus.
  • The driver assists frail or handicapped clients with boarding the vehicle and upon arrival. Drivers must have sufficient strength and dexterity to provide physical assistance to clients and a willingness to work with frail elderly.
  • Performs routine vehicle maintenance.
  • Keeps records and makes reports of travel schedules.
  • Performs other related duties as required.
Note : The preceding functions have been provided as examples of the types of work performed by employees assigned to this job classification. The City at its discretion, may add, modify, change or rescind work assignments as needed.

Typical Qualifications:

Knowledge of : City and departmental policies and procedures; City geography; transportation routes; safe driving practices; California Vehicle Code; vehicle preventative maintenance; customer service methods and practices; senior program services and related referral sources; human development and psychology of the aged.

Ability to : Operate a motor vehicle and two-way radio; drive in a safe and efficient manner; read and follow street maps; plan and adhere to route schedules; exercise good judgment and take effective action in responding to emergency situations; safely lift and move heavy objects; maintain accurate records; communicate effectively with clients, volunteers and staff; willingness and patience to work with seniors and the disabled; establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work; communicate effectively with others; and deliver quality customer service.

Education and Experience :
  • Two years of related experience plus one year of social service experience desirable.
  • Experience in working with seniors or disabled individuals is highly desirable.
License :
  • By time of appointment, must have a valid Class B California Motor Vehicle Operator’s License.
  • A Department of Motor Vehicles H-6 printout MUST be included with the City Application.
    • The printout must be obtained and printed by the California DMV within the last 30 days.
    • You may scan your Motor Vehicle H-6 printout and upload to your application, OR
    • You may deliver it to City of Huntington Beach, Human Resources, 2000 Main Street, Huntington Beach, CA.
  • NOTE: Your application is not considered complete, and will not be reviewed by the hiring authority, until your H-6 printout is received.

    How to obtain your H-6 DMV printout:
    • Visit local DMV office. Make an appointment for faster service.
    • Request a ten year driver's license printout called an "H-6"
    • Provide your true full name or current Drivers License Number
    • Pay the fee (approximately $5.00)

    • An official City of Huntington Beach on-line job application must be filled out in its entirety.
    • Please scan your Motor Vehicle H-6 printout and upload to your application OR bring to Human Resources, 2000 Main Street, Huntington Beach, CA 92648.
    • Note: Your application is not considered complete, and will not be reviewed by the hiring authority, until your H-6 printout is received.
    • Applications will be closely reviewed for relevant experience, education and training.
    • Applicants best meeting the City’s needs will be invited to a department interview.
    • Should you be selected to interview, you will be asked to bring the original H-6 printout to the interview.
    • Upon a conditional offer of employment, a pre-placement drug screen, TB Screening and California Department of Justice (DOJ) Live Scan fingerprinting must be completed with acceptable results.
    • Other background reports may also be conducted depending on the position.
    • Upon hire, employee is subject to further reporting from DOJ via subsequent arrest notification. Positions requiring a Class A or B driver's license are subject to Department of Transportation (DOT) regulations.
    Please Note: Our primary means of communication with applicants is sent via email; therefore, please include a valid email address on your application.

    Physical Tasks & Environmental Conditions:

    Sufficient strength and dexterity to provide physical assistance to clients and a willingness to work with frail elderly.